Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How it works around here..............

Okay - so the big question that I get all the time is "How do you do it all?" Well - I don't. At least I don't run our website, which is the biggest part of our business. I think it's about time that I make sure Clint gets credit for all the hard work he does. He works long days so that I don't have to. I get to be a Mom for my kids.



Here's our inventory - it's organized and if I try to look, or move any of it - I will get in trouble. This may not look like a lot of inventory, but it is always moving with orders out and UPS coming in everyday. Clint knows where everything is, he knows how much we have and he does all the ordering, re-ordering etc.... He answers all your emails (unless you have a quilting question) and takes care of all the customer service.



Shipping supplies and paper - again, organized. Clint is a super organized person and I am the complete opposite of that. I won't show you my desk right now! ;)


Here he is filling your orders - he has quite the system - he tried to teach me once, but I didn't do as well as he would like. :) So, if you are ever wondering who packs your fabric - Clint does, and he's a one man show. He tries to get everything out as soon as possible, but he is just one man!


He packs the orders and puts them by the door - then he bags them up and the postman comes to our door and takes the packages from there.


One of Clint's favorite things is to put a pin in every country he has shipped to. He had a pin for every state in the United States, but it looked a little cluttered - anyway - black pins for every country we have shipped to and red pins for everywhere Clint has been.


So - there you go - he's an amazing man and I am so glad that we get to work together. I just tell people that I get do the fun part of our business - I get to design and long arm quilt and keep up this blog. Which reminds me - I have to get a lot done!

32 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow! I'm not sure organized is the word. Surely there is a word that is......well - MORE! Or maybe we should say he's "organized to infinity and beyond"?

Petit Design Co. said...

Nice! How can you resist those lovely precuts? I know you must sneak in there in the middle of the night!

Talk about organized. When I had an ebay store years ago, I would go nuts if I wasn't organized.

I like the map, it's cute. Thanks Clint for packing up my orders with care!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a fun peek inside your little business there! Your inventory shelves look simply delicious! And all those packages just waiting for the mailman...fabulous! Do the kids ever get to 'help'? You two are a good team!

MGM

shannon said...

thank you clint!

karenfae said...

it must be nice to be able to work from home - and together doing something that you both like to do. And because of it all you are able to raise your children yourself and not have to spend money on daycare and/or sitters.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I can only dream of that kind of organization. Go, Clint!

Amy said...

Way to go Clint! You're both just fabulous!!!! Thanks for all you do!

Jen said...

He's certainly on top of things! I always get my orders within 2 days of ordering them! Thanks Clint!

Jan said...

You two are a great team!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is why you are good together...you compliment each other....we cant all be alike....good for both of you;

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

You both do a great job!! I see my little pin...right in the middle of Canada....probably close to my house hehe! I loved getting my material delivered to my door!

sandra said...

Lucky you Judi, thanks Clint for your quick action, I was pleased at how quickly my order arrived here in Stratford Ontario and I am working with that jelly roll right now. I also like getting my fabric delivered to my door.

Sinta Renee said...

It's all about team work!

Katie said...

Wow, it looks like Clint has got it down to a science! I recently ordered from you so it's great to see where my fabric is coming from. I can't wait to get it!

Needled Mom said...

That is a lot of organization!!!! It makes for a great team!

Dawn said...

Oh what a gem...I need him to tech me how to be organised ...I bad need of it...my desks a mess.
Hugs Dawn x x

manybooks said...

You two make the perfect pair! I have ordered from your store, and Clint does a fabulous job - he's a keeper ;) THANK you both!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Amazing! There's nothing nicer than a place for everything and everything in it's place. Looks like Clint has that system down perfectly and he is definitly a keeper! Great job you two. - Marlene

Tonya said...

that is awesome, thanks for giving us a peak inside Green Fairy Quilts

Joan said...

What a treasure you have there Judi. Lucky you!

Barb said...

I so enjoyed seeing how things were run...I love organization which I have very little of but envious of those that do. I love the fact that you get to be a mom first....and that he makes sure you do get to do that. I see that he works very hard and well...it works...you both are a good pair together....you are a wonderful couple.

Leeanne said...

seems to me you are a great team!! You complement each other. I am here in New Zealand and when I ordered off you I was very happy.

Val said...

What an interesting look at your business.

Monica said...

I love that you two are such a great team! And I noticed you don't have Italy marked on your map. I've ordered fabric from you before, while living in Italy. (But you ship it to an APO address bc my husband is in the military.) So technically you HAVE shipped to Italy. =)

Rebecca P said...

Thank you for the peek into behind the scenes. It looks like a lot of work, & I appreciate it, because I love buying from you.
How nice you get to work together.

Luned said...

Gosh, that is organised. Wish I had someone like that to organise me. I can't enlarge the map to see if I've been pinned. I had my package safe and sound a couple of weeks ago, and Wales, like England and Scotland, is actually a country within the UK so you can stick an extra pin in there if you want to count it as a separate country

Shannon said...

Wow, what a business. How exciting!! Looks like a fun way to spend your time. Congratulations on a great thing!!

jan said...

WOW that is amazing, I take my hat off to your hubby, what a grand chap he is, can he come and organise my sewing room for me please?
I love the look of all that post by your door.

Jeni said...

Clint is the man!!! WOW! You two have a great thing going. My address is a 607th Weather Squadron which is in Korea. You have shipped here (APO) and I think I saw a pin on Seoul, Korea but make sure you have it covered. I have pre-ordered some sherbet pips and can't wait.

Thank you and Good luck!

Crystal Hendrix said...

He does a fabulous job! I have always received my order very quickly!

Carol said...

Way to go Clint :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing your daily life with us. :)
It is wonderful that you can both work so well together and be home for your children as well! I know it must be a lot of hard work, but so nice to be together all day! :)